Memorability of pre-designed and user-defined gesture sets
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We studied the memorability of free-form gesture sets for invoking actions. We compared three types of gesture sets: user-defined gesture sets, gesture sets designed by the authors, and random gesture sets in three studies with 33 participants in total. We found that user-defined gestures are easier to remember, both immediately after creation and on the next day (up to a 24% difference in recall rate compared to pre-designed gestures). We also discovered that the differences between gesture sets are mostly due to association errors (rather than gesture form errors), that participants prefer user-defined sets, and that they think user-defined gestures take less time to learn. Finally, we contribute a qualitative analysis of the tradeoffs involved in gesture type selection and share our data and a video corpus of 66 gestures for replicability and further analysis.
Nacenta , M , Kamber , Y , Qiang , Y & Kristensson , P O 2013 , Memorability of pre-designed and user-defined gesture sets . in Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013) . ACM , New York , pp. 1099-1108 , ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Paris , France , 27/04/13 . DOI: 10.1145/2470654.2466142conference
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